XV. VigorACS and VigorConnect

VigorACS 2 - Connect a VigorSwitch Network Switch to VigorACS

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There may be many DrayTek routers, firewalls, switches and wireless access points deployed in the networks you're managing.

VigorACS 2 is designed to centrally manage and provision all of your DrayTek networking devices, with centralised device management through the standard TR-069 protocol, enabling you to make configuration changes to individual devices or to roll out mass configuration changes to many devices. For further details on the VigorACS 2 centralised management platform, click here

Connecting a VigorSwitch to VigorACS 2 as a CPE (Consumer Premises Equipment) node allows you to remotely configure the VigorSwitch as if it was being managed locally, as well as schedule tasks for groups of VigorSwitches, such as firmware upgrades.

This article demonstrates how to configure a DrayTek VigorSwitch to VigorACS.

Configuration of a VigorACS Network

To connect a DrayTek VigorSwitch to VigorACS, it will need to authenticate with the server with a Username and Password to join a Network (or Group).

By default, the ACS server's Root Network has a Username of "acs" and a Password of "password".
The network that a router joins initially is determined by the Username and Password specified

In the VigorACS 2 management console, go to [Server] > [Network Management].

In the example below, a router connecting to VigorACS 2 with a Username and Password of acs/password will join the "ACS2 Net" Network.

Configure a VigorSwitch to connect to VigorACS

Adding a VigorSwitch into VigorACS requires that the switch supports management through VigorACS. This is available in the 2.4.0 firmware and later.

Access the web interface of the VigorSwitch and go to the [System Maintenance] - [TR-069] menu.

Click OK for the message that pops-up to inform how IP address data is handled by the VigorSwitch.

Enable the TR-069 setting and enter the URL, group username and password. Enter the URL in this format (Note - the URL is Case Sensitive!):

https://{IP address / Hostname of VigorACS server}:443/ACSServer/services/ACSServlet

Click the Wizard button for assistance with generating the URL.

In the URL Wizard:

Select HTTP or HTTPS (Recommended)

Server: Enter the hostname or IP address

Port: Enter the port number used by your VigorACS server for HTTP / HTTPS access

Handler: This setting does not need to be changed

Click OK and the URL will be generated in the URL field of the TR-069 settings.

CPE Settings
Select HTTP or HTTPS (recommended).
Port can be left on its default of "8069".
Username "vigor" and Password "password" are used by VigorACS and can be changed in the VigorACS Network Management settings for each CPE. Use the default settings initially.

Periodic Inform Settings
Enable this setting for the switch to send "inform" / keep-alive messages to VigorACS periodically. The default of 900 seconds (15 minutes) can be left on its default setting.

STUN Settings
Enable STUN if the VigorSwitch will be connecting to VigorACS over the Internet. This is required so that it can work with ACS through Network Address Translation (NAT).
Only leave this disabled if the VigorACS server is on the local network or is accessed through a routed network such as a VPN tunnel.

Server Address: Enter the IP address / hostname of your VigorACS server.

Server Port: 3478 is the default, only change this if your VigorACS server uses a different STUN port or is routed through a different port number i.e. Port Redirection.

Minimum / Maximum Keep Alive Period: Leave these on their default settings

Health Check: When enabled for specified ports, VigorACS can send notifications if a port is disconnected or its link speed changes.

Click Apply to apply the new TR-069 configuration and the switch will connect to VigorACS.

The green indicator at the top of the page shows its current connectivity status.


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